ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Code ULMS259
Coordinator Professor PA Munoz Roman
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
P.Munoz-Roman@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ULMS151 ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

6

      6

12

36
Timetable (if known) 60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
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Assessment 1: Individual Essay Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 3000 words Weighting: 100% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies An  -3000 words    100       

Aims

This module aims to:

Introduce students to the multi-disciplinary nature of innovation andentrepreneurship and their practical applications;

Increase awareness of the importance of identifying innovation in the businessand management process;

Provide students with a solid theoretical understanding of key issues relatingto innovation and entrepreneurship;

Enable students to apply theory within case studies and to considerexamples from a range of global organisations;

Develop a critical awareness of the main themes of innovation and entrepreneurship in the public and private sectors including both product and service innovations;

Enable students to develop a range of personal skills such as undertaking research independently and as part of a group, and communicating ideas effectively orally and in writing;

Expose students to varieties of enterprising behaviours and management styles influenced by organisational cultures.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the role,value and function of innovation and entrepreneurship (internal and external) ina global business and management context.

(LO2) Students will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the main themes, key current issues and problems associated with innovation in public, private and international business/management environments.

(LO3) Students will be able to apply and integrate core theory to the business environment (in both local and international contexts) and specifically to the pressure for responding to expectations for innovation and entrepreneurship in all organisations.

(LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to undertake independent research, acquire and analyse data and information, evaluate their relevance and validity, synthesise a range of information and evaluate decisions and priorities in complex situations.

(LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively and concisely, orally and in writing.

(LO6) Students will be able to operate effectively as part of a team.

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Commercial awareness

(S4) International awareness

(S5) Teamwork

(S6) Organisational skills

(S7) Communication skills

(S8) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method - Online asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: All material on key content will be delivered online asynchronously, in a weekly basis. This will include several short 15-20 minutes sessions followed by 1. an activity for students to complete and 2. discussion boards in which students will be expected to participate, comment and discuss case studies they have been given in advance and comment on how theory applies to cases.
Unscheduled Directed Student hours: 12

Teaching Method: Synchronous Lecture
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method – Seminar
Description: Students will break out into smaller groups in order to focus on discussion and debate of individual case studies. During the seminars, formative feedback will be provided as the students work towards their final reflective essay.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Semin ars are used to apply insights and theories gleaned in lectures and background reading to real cases. Another important role of seminars is to facilitate the development of transferable skills by encouraging students to conceptualise problems, identify potential solutions and to apply theory to practice. Students will also be expected to deliver presentations in seminars.

Teaching Method - Group-study
Description: To foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed learning hours: 114

Costs Information:
It is not essential to purchase any particular text book. There are no other costs to students associated with this module.

This module is a pre-requisite for the following modules:
ULMS360

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Adaptability
How this is developed: Through out the module, via the need to work in a team; via the need to determine own scope of assessment, via reacting to current events on discussion boards, for example.
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: In class discussions and case studies
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report and Individual Innovation Project Proposal

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: In class discussions and case studies
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report and Individual Innovation Project Proposal

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: In class discussions and case studies
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report and Individual Innovation Project Proposal

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: Via preparation for the group report
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Via assessment deadlines but also keeping up-to-date with preparation and participation in seminars and discussions, in class and online
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report and Individual Innovation Project Proposal

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: In class discussions and via assessment through writing for a specific audience using a specific business format.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report and Individual Innovation Project Proposal

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: In lectures, class discussions and case studies.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report and Individual Innovation Project Proposal


Syllabus

 

The module will cover the following key themes:  
What is entrepreneurship and innovation? 
Policies encouraging entrepreneurial innovation
Resources, investment and financial incentives for promoting entrepreneurship
The people side of entrepreneurial action: cognition, traits and decisions
Entrepreneurial places and ecosystems
Entrepreneurial process
Entrepreneurial social responsibility
Entrepreneurship and innovation during change and crisis periods
Theories and case studies will be drawn from a range of sources.
Reading lists will be provided for each topic, and students will be expected to undertake extensive individual research both into academic literature and individual case studies, which will include exploiting library databases and resources. They will receive training on how to access these resources. Supplementary materials will be posted onto the VLE and students will be expected to prepare for seminar sess ions as well as participate in discussion boards on the VLE where appropriate.


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.